{{contact.first_name}} meet robotics pioneers Ruzena Bajcsy and Radhika Nagpal

Dec 21, 2020 2:12 am

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Our next bookclub hangout is Saturday 26th December at 3pm PST, talking about Lean Out by Elissa Shevinsky and picking our January book. (If you don't have a copy we have a digital version you can access - details on WiR slack.)


“Being an engineer at heart, I really always looked at how technology can help people? That was my model with robots, and in fact, my research in the medical area as well as how can we make things not just empirical, but predictable, ” says Ruzena Bajcsy, expressing the motivation that guides her in both medicine and robotics.


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“Science is of course itself an incredible manifestation of collective intelligence, but unlike the beautiful fish school that I study, I feel we still have a much longer evolutionary path to walk. There’s this saying that I love: Who does science determines what science gets done I believe that we can choose our rules and we can engineer not just robots but we can engineer our own human collective and if we do and when we do, it will be beautiful” says Radhika Nagpal in her 2017 Ted Talk “Harnessing the intelligence of the collective”.


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Please nominate outstanding Women in Robotics via nominations@womeninrobotics.org and share your story for one of our next newsletters in our Women in Robotics Spotlights, so we can celebrate your achievements and why you love robotics too!


Many thanks to Sunita Pokharel for creating the Update series, Allison Thackston for setting up the Spotlights, and always the magnificent Sabine Haeurt for keeping Robohub.org going (often single handedly!)


regards, Andra at Women in Robotics

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